UPDATED 11:34 AM PT — Thursday, May 9, 2019
A North Korean cargo ship used to transport coal has been seized by the U.S. for violating international sanctions.
The Department of Justice recently announced that the rogue regime was concealing the origin of the vessel, called the ‘Wise Honest’, which was used to deliver coal in exchange for machinery since November 2016. It’s Pyongyang’s largest bulk carrier, and the first to be seized by the U.S. for violating sanctions.
The U.S. then issued a warning to the rogue regime and anyone who helps it, saying they will be caught if it happens again.
President Trump weighed in on the deteriorating relationship with North Korea during an event at the White House Thursday:
“Well, we’re looking at it very seriously right now. They were smaller missiles, short-range missiles…nobody’s happy about it, but we’re taking a good look and we’ll see. The relationship continues, but we’ll see what happens. I know they want to negotiate. They’re talking about negotiating, but I don’t think they’re ready to negotiate.”
This comes amid reports another missile was fired out of North Korea.